Household Product Defects

Many of the common household products that Americans use every day, from cleaning supplies to electrical appliances can be hazardous or deadly. Faulty or inappropriately labeled products result in thousands of consumer injuries and deaths each year.

Examples of Defective Household Products

Items such as paint removers, cleaning fluids, and garden sprays often contain highly toxic ingredients. And while The Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act (FHSLA) requires manufacturer labels to list ingredients that might pose an immediate health hazard, no such labeling requirement exists for ingredients with possible long-term or chronic health consequences. Some examples of other possibly defective products:

  • Appliances (toasters, ovens, BBQs, etc)
  • Tools (saws, etc.)
  • Garden equipment (Lawn mower, weed wacker, etc.)
  • Electric blankets
  • Furnishings (bookcases, dressers, etc)
  • Drywall
  • Lamps

Types of Household Product Injuries

Many household products can cause fires and serious personal injury such as burns or loss of limbs . For example, an unstable house furnishing, such as heavy bookcase or dresser, that tips over easily could injure or kill a small child climbing on them. Defective children’s toys and products are another common source of injury in the home.

Contact a Product Liability Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured due to a household product defect you may have legal rights. It is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can advise you of your legal options.

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